Here are a few more photos from Amy’s visit to Portland. We strolled around the Pearl District in the sunshine, we ate at the Whole Bowl truck, we took the streetcar to 23rd and back, we dipped our feet in the fountains, we took pictures in the Ace Hotel photo booth, you know, we soaked up the last of summer.
School has started again and I barely have any classes. I guess that’s the plus side to being a senior. I’m working as a barista and I get to people watch all the time and its great. Campus is lively and refreshing. My classes are interesting (History of American Consumption and Consumerism?!). My classes are in English! (Long parenthesized side-note: Living in Japan was fun and all but going to school there was… incredibly boring. The education styles are dramatically different and although my reference point is obviously the American system, I’m glad I get to take classes in which the teachers encourage discussion and individual thinking, not just fact memorization.)
Its also very very gray (gray or grey?) all of the time now (which you’ll see in ALL of my pictures from now on). Would you ever choose to live in a place that is gray 8 months (give or take) of the year?
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